#Omniten: A Season of Gear Testing and Epic Adventures

In the spring of 2012, Columbia Sportswear took a group of ten people who talk a lot about the outdoors on the internet and brought them together as the first-ever #OmniTen. Then, in 2014, the first four seasons came together for an epic competition - the #OmniGames

I was selected to be a part of Columbia's first #OmniTen along with nine other bloggers and adventurers, to test Columbia's latest gear, have epic adventures, and work on #tryingstuff for the 2012 spring and summer seasons. As part of my participation, I got the inside scoop on new, innovative Columbia gear and technology and the chance to pass on what I learn through facebook, twitter, and Adventure-Inspired. Read more about the gear we tested, the rest of the team and the epic adventures we had below. And follow along with the current #OmniTen using the hashtag on twitter!

#Omniten and #OmniGames Gear Reviews
Women's Peakfreak™ Low Outdry® Trail Shoe
Women's Compounder™ Shell
Women's Powerdrain™ Hybrid Water Shoe 
Gear Reviews: Best Gear of the Columbia Sportswear 2013 Spring Preview Event and Beyond
The #OmniGames: Counting Down to the Best Columbia Sportswear Gear of the Games

#Omniten Trip Reports
Intro post
First Look at Omni-Freeze ZERO
Mountain Biking in Sedona, Arizona 
Hiking to Havasu Falls with the #OmniTen and #Omnifriends: The Grand Canyon's Hidden Paradise 
Mooney Falls, Havasu Falls and More: A Waterfall Tour in the Middle of the Grand Canyon and Arizona Desert

#OmniGames Trip Reports
The #OmniGames: On Preparing for the Unknown, Columbia Sportswear Turbodown Reveal, and the Start of the Games
The #OmniGames: Day One Events, a Handful of Firsts, and the FIS World Cup Freestyle Moguls Competition
The #OmniGames: Day Two Events, Facing Fears Head-On, and Skiing Our Hearts Out

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